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Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Rule of Law for Development Program welcomed 20 students this academic year. PROLAW 11, as we refer to this year’s cohort, will be composed of 12 students undertaking the Master of Laws (LLM) in Rule of Law for Development and 8 students undertaking the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Rule of Law for Development. They join us from different corners of the globe, including North and South America; Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Africa; and Central and Southeast Asia.

Itunu Odukoya Alowolodu

Itunu Odukoya Alowolodu

Home: Nigeria
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB, Olabisi Onabanjo University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Intern/Associate Political & Policy Officer, African Union Advisory Board on Corruption

JP Leo Asong

JP Leo Asong

Home: Philippines
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: BA in History, University of the Philippines Diliman; JD, Ateneo De Davao University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Prosecution Attorney, Department of Justice in Sultan Kaduret

Rahel Alemayehu Ayana

Rahel Alemayehu Ayana

Home: Ethiopia
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education:LLB, Mekelle University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Corporate Legal Advisor, East African Holding

Farah Omar Bare

Farah Omar Bare

Home: Somalia
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BA in Social work and Social administration, St. Lawrence University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Associate Electoral Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia

Abdullahi Farah Barre

Abdullahi Farah Barre

Home: Somalia
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB, SIMAD University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Lawyer, Mogadishu; previously National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

Lonita Benson

Lonita Benson

Home: USA
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BA in International Studies with an emphasis in Peace Studies, University of Missouri - Columbia
Pre-PROLAW Experience: English Literacy Facilitator, Peace Corps, Kingdom of Tonga

Stephanie Calzada

Stephanie Calzada

Home: Mexico
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB & MA in Constitutional Justice, University of Guanajuato Law School
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal and Administrative Manager, Electoral Management Body of the State of Guanajuato

Deliverance Takudzwa Chikwakwanyi

Deliverance Takudzwa Chikwakwanyi

Home: Zimbabwe
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BSc (Honours) in Environmental Science
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Information Management Officer, United Nations Volunteers, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Miriam Menda Debela

Miriam Menda Debela

Home: Ethiopia
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BSc in Management Studies & MSc in Management/Public Relations, University of Maryland Global Campus
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Administrative Assistant, African Union Representational Mission to the United States

Ahmed Ellaboudy

Ahmed Ellaboudy

Home: Egypt
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLM, Human Rights - Central European University; LLB - Cairo University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal Researcher at The Legal Agenda, Lebanon

 

Sayed Ramiz Husaini

Sayed Ramiz Husaini

Home: Afghanistan
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: BA in Law, Herat University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Senior Program Manager, Friends of the Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (FPJRA)

Salmi Omagano Kapena

Salmi Omagano Kapena

Home: Namibia
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB, University of Namibia
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Legal Intern, Katutura Magistrate Court, Office of the Prosecutor General

 

Maria Fernanda Marquez Cervantes

Maria Fernanda Marquez Cervantes

Home: Mexico
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BA in International Relations, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Pre-PROLAW Experience: IB Professor, Prepa Tec Santa Catarina, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Angel Enrique Maya Sánchez

Angel Enrique Maya Sánchez

Home: Mexico
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: BA in Law, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Director of Projects and Public Policies, Legal Unit of the Ministry of Economy

 

 

Mohamed Hassan Musse

Mohamed Hassan Musse

Home: Somalia
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BSc in Accounting, Al-Ahgaff University; MA in Legal Studies, Atlantic International University
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Director of Legal, Research and Archive Department, Upper House of the Federal Parliament

Felix Alberto Quintero Vollmer

Felix Alberto Quintero Vollmer

Home: Venezuela
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLM, International Legal Studies - Georgetown University; Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor Liberal Arts - Universidad Metropolitana
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Counsel at the World Bank

Ronald Serwanga

Ronald Serwanga

Home: Uganda
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB, Makere University; Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Institute of Legal Practice and Development, Rwanda
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Program Assistant, Rwanda Bridges to Justice/International Bridges to Justice; Legal Consultant, Fountain Advocates, Rwanda

Ismail Siame

Ismail Siame

Home: Zambia
PROLAW degree pursued: LLM
Education: LLB, University of Zambia; LLM, University of Dundee; LLM, American University Washington College of Law
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Head of Litigation, TMS Legal Practitioners

 

 

Aswad Nyasha Tarambwa

Aswad Nyasha Tarambwa

Home: Zimbabwe
PROLAW degree pursued: MJ
Education: BSc Honours Social Work, University of Zimbabwe; MSc in Political Science and International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Pre-PROLAW Experience: Teaching Assistant, Middle East Technical University, Turkey; previously Child Protection Officer/Paralegal, Care at the Core of Humanity (CATCH)